August 6 – 9, 2018
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania

An Update on Ethics from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board

Monday, August 6, 2018 -
4:15pm to 5:15pm

Resources on ethical conduct in behavior analysis (e.g., ethics code, course work, publications, continuing education) have primarily been in development over the last two decades and only widely available in the last decade. It was not until 2016 that the first fully enforceable code of ethics in behavior analysis went into effect: the BACB's Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts. In this presentation, I will provide an overview of the BACB's disciplinary system and data on the Notices of Alleged Violation received in the past two years. I will also discuss three areas of the Code on which the BACB receives the most reports, and propose individual- and group-level solutions to preventing such violations. Finally, I will summarize the steps that should occur when one encounters an instance of potentially unethical behavior.

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Act 48
BACB Ethics
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